Pochettino speaks on Eriksen’s situation amidst transfer speculation

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According to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Christian Eriksen stays focused on his work as transfer rumors continue.

The Denmark international has been linked with a move away with interests coming from clubs including Juventus and Real Madrid after his contract ran out at the end of last season and was only a substitute for the opening-weekend win over Aston Villa, before returning to the starting XI in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City.

Pochettino admits the uncertainty is far from ideal but insists Eriksen can still perform while his future is in limbo.

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“I always tell the player to not be affected by the rumours,” the Spurs boss said.

“In this situation, there is nothing to say, because still we have one more year on his contract. It’s not the best situation for him, for everyone.

“He’s acting naturally. You cannot put a finger on the problem. You need to try to help.

“I understand the club, I understand the player. You try to minimise the problem, try to treat the situation.

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“This is an important player who needs to help the team with his performances to get positive results.”

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Eriksen in June, publicly declared his appetite to “try something new” after six seasons at Spurs.

“Christian has a personality and a character that… he’s involved, and he’s not affected by the rumours or situation surrounding him,” Pochettino said.

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